Obituaries

Donald R. Adduci - 58

9/14/1958 - 4/27/2017
St. John, IN. resident, formerly of LaGrange Park Donald R. Adduci, age 58. St. John, IN. resident formerly of LaGrange Park. Born and raised in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. Father of Donald Adduci Jr. Son of Dorothy nee Ashe and the late...

Richard O. Brook - 65

1/11/1952 - 4/27/2017
Monee formerly of Chicago Heights Richard O. Brook, age 65. Monee resident formerly of Chicago Heights. Born and raised in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. 1969 Fenger H.S. graduate. United States Coast Guard veteran. Branch...

John Giaimo - 69

5/15/1947 - 4/25/2017
Belvidere, IL formerly of Dolton John Anthony Giaimo, age 69. Longtime Dolton resident, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning April 25th at his home in Belvidere, IL. Former shipping and receiving manager at Juno Lighting in...

William L. Kubida - 64

3/13/1953 - 4/24/2017
Lansing resident formerly of Burnside William L. Kubida, age 64. Lansing resident, born and raised in Burnside. Graduate of CVS/Central YMCA High School. Bill served for over 30 years as a Materials Management Clerk for St. Francis,...

John K. Engleman - 71

4/15/1946 - 4/22/2017
Flossmoor, Homewood and Chicago Heights John K. Engleman, age 71. Longtime Homewood-Flossmoor area resident, born and raised in Bellwood. Proviso West H.S. graduate. Retired after over 25 years of service as a UPS driver from the Addison...

Luis Salvador Bagatella - 29

11/29/1987 - 4/22/2017
Lifelong Chicago Heights resident Luis Salvador Bagatella, age 29. Fondly known as Tito, Gigio, Tella & Goobs by those who loved him, Luis was a lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Graduate of Infant Jesus of Prague Grade School,...

Annalee Verk - 79

8/26/1937 - 4/20/2017
Crete resident formerly of Joliet & Bridgeport Annalee Verk nee Macke, age 79. Crete resident formerly of Joliet and Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood/St. Mary of Perpetual Help Parish. Mother of Debra Olson and Joanne (John) Natale and Paul...

Kelo H. Panici - 81

1/6/1936 - 4/18/2017
Longtime Chicago Heights recently of Frankfort Kelo H. Panici, age 81. Frankfort resident formerly of Crete, born and raised in Chicago Heights. Bloom High School graduate. U.S. Army Veteran. From 1968 until 1989, he operated the 3-Star tavern...

Cladito DiGiovanni - 86

12/1/1930 - 4/18/2017
Longtime South Chicago Heights resident Cladito DiGiovanni, age 86. Longtime South Chicago Heights resident. Native of Corfinio, Pr. L’Aquila, Italy. Retired Crane Operator for GE Railcar, and had previously worked for many years at...

Michael Regan - 75

4/5/1942 - 4/15/2017
Chicago Heights, Illinois Michael L. “Mike” Regan, age 75, Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Active committee member of Newstar/Southstar Services. Member of the Chicago Heights Lions Club. Realtor in the Chicago...

Riley J. Hoff-Larocca - 26

5/22/1990 - 4/14/2017
Longtime Flossmoor resident recently of Oseola, WI. & Taylors Falls, MN Riley J. Hoff-Larocca, age 26, passed away suddenly on Friday morning April 14th of injuries sustained in an auto accident near his home in Taylors Falls, MN. Riley was a Corrections Officer for...

Joseph J. Venditti - 56

6/12/1960 - 4/13/2017
Chicago Heights Joseph J. Venditti, age 56. Former Mokena resident born and raised in Chicago Heights. Bloom High School graduate. Joe had served the corrugated industry in sales and management for 28 years....

Eleanore L. "Ellie" Burns - 92

9/20/1924 - 4/7/2017
Park Forest Eleanore L. “Ellie” Burns nee Stengel, age 92, passed away peacefully on April 7th. Longtime Park Forest resident formerly of Albany, NY. Retired from St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights with...

Rory L. "Big R" Maltrotto - 60

7/18/1956 - 4/7/2017
Thornton Rory L. “Big R” Maltrotto, age 60, resident of Marseilles, Il passed away April 7th. A longtime Thornton resident and graduate of Thornwood High School. Husband for 40 years of Cathy nee...

Dena "Dolly" Leli - 98

9/18/1918 - 4/6/2017
Chicago Heights Dena “Dolly” Leli passed away peacefully on April 6, 2017 at the age of 98. She was born on September 18, 1918 in Chicago Heights to the late Michael and Angelica Cetrone. Loving wife of the...

Arlene F. Pignatiello - 85

9/3/1931 - 4/6/2017
Chicago Heights Arlene F. Pignatiello nee Gardner, age 85. Longtime Chicago Heights area resident. Retired from Rose Paving where she served for many years as a personal assistant. Wife of the late Ralph...

Orlando O. Okleshen - 84

2/8/1933 - 4/4/2017
Richton Park Orlando “Oak” Okleshen, age 84. Longtime Richton Park resident formerly of Park Forest and Chicago’s Pullman Neighborhood. United States Army Veteran/Korean War. Retired Plant Engineer for...

James D. Benson - 25

7/3/1991 - 4/2/2017
Braidwood James D. Benson, age 25. Longtime Braidwood resident. Graduate of Braidwood High School. Member of Laborers’ Union Local 68. Beloved son of Colleen (nee Burgess) and James B. Benson. Proud...

Joseph O. Burgess - 35

1/24/1982 - 4/2/2017
Braidwood Joseph O. Burgess, age 35. Braidwood resident. Loving son of Colleen (nee Burgess) and James Benson. Devoted father of Gracie and Joie Burgess. Brother of Megan, Jacob, and the late James D....

Mark B. LaTour - 49

5/10/1967 - 4/1/2017
Chicago Heights and New Lenox Mark B. LaTour, age 49. New Lenox resident, born and raised in Chicago Heights. Marian Catholic High School graduate. Production Line Worker with over 20 years of service at the Ford Motor Company...

Roger D. Schanck - 66

3/25/1951 - 3/30/2017
Oak Forest Roger D. Schanck, age 66. Longtime Oak Forest resident, born and raised in Roseland. Retired member Laborers Union Local #269. Graduate of Mendel Catholic High School. Husband of Wendy nee Wojtas....

Marjorie J. Invergo - 86

5/28/1930 - 3/29/2017
Chicago Heights Marjorie J. Invergo nee Malfitano, age 86, Longtime Bradenton, Florida and Chicago Heights resident formerly of Elmhurst. Retired after 30 years as Head Cashier at Garafalo’s Grocery Store. Wife...

Amy Beatrici - 31

2/20/1986 - 3/28/2017
Downers Grove Amy L. Beatrici age 31. Born and raised in Downers Grove. Graduate of Downers Grove South High School. Beloved daughter of Maryann Wainwright and Paul Beatrici. Loving sister of Antonio Beatrici....

Olivia M. "Lee" Radtke - 78

7/29/1938 - 3/26/2017
Lifelong Chicago Heights resident Olivia M. “Lee” Radtke nee Ciarrocchi, age 78. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Wife for 56 years of Francis “Leo” Radtke. Mother of Frances Wolfgram, Christopher (Rachel) Radtke,...

Mary "Dee" (Yeo) Adam - 78

6/12/1938 - 3/25/2017
Longtime Flossmoor and Olympia Fields resident Mary "Dee" (Yeo) Adam nee Morsbach, age 78. Longtime Flossmoor and Olympia Fields resident. Wife of the late Kenneth B. Yeo and Orval M. Adam. Mother of Nancy (Troy) Reazin, Burt (Christy), Jack...

Rosa M. Garcia - 50

7/24/1966 - 3/21/2017
Country Club Hills and Chicago Heights Rosa M. Garcia nee Perez, age 50, Longtime Country Club Hills and Chicago Heights Resident. At the age of 8 in 1974 Migrated with her family from Cedral , San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Graduate Bloom...

Concordia M. "Connie" Piunti-Nowocin - 96

5/19/1920 - 3/21/2017
Lifelong Chicago Heights resident Concordia M. “Connie” Piunti-Nowocin nee Santostefano, age 96. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Connie enjoyed her year’s waitressing at Savoia’s Restaurant and Idlewild Country Club, and...

Gloria A. Barrett nee Christofanelli - 82

10/18/1934 - 3/18/2017
Lifelong Chicago Heights resident Gloria Barrett nee Christofanelli, age 82. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Bloom HS Class of 1954. Gloria worked for over 45 years as an X-Ray Technician at Suburban Heights Clinic/WellGroup and...

Anthony J. - 93

7/6/1923 - 3/15/2017
Longtime Calumet City Anthony J. “Midge” Granato age 93, Longtime Calumet City resident formerly of Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. Retired Electrician from Stauffer Chemical Co. World War II US Army Veteran....

Michael J. Maglis - 91

8/27/1925 - 3/13/2017
Lansing resident formerly of Roseland and Kensington Michael J. Maglis, age 91. Longtime Lansing resident formerly of Roseland/Kensington neighborhood. Former proprietor of Village Carpets in Lansing. Member of Chicago District Council of Carpenters....

Edward Gerald Nicholson - 85

5/1/1931 - 3/11/2017
Flossmoor Dr. Edward Gerald Nicholson Jr., a longtime resident of Flossmoor, Illinois succumbed to illness on Sunday March 12, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois/Lincoln Park while in the midst of long term care...

Mary A. Crews - 83

3/11/1933 - 3/9/2017
Steger Mary A. Crews nee Hill age 83. Longtime Steger resident, born and raised in Crayne, Kentucky. Wife of Jesse C. Crews. Mother of Bonnie (Bruce) Damm, James (Maria) and Gary (Colleen) Crews....

Mildred Jean Stefani - 85

9/18/1931 - 3/9/2017
Chicago Heights Mildred Jean Stefani nee Corkery age 85. Longtime Chicago Heights resident formerly of Roseland/Holy Rosary Parish. Mercy High School graduate. Mildred was a Bridal Consultant for Margie’s...

Jan Nehf - 59

9/15/1957 - 3/8/2017
Lifelong Chicago Heights resident Jan Nehf nee Condon, age 59. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident and Cubs fan. Longtime Special Education teacher at grammar schools throughout Will and Kankakee Counties. Graduate of Eastern...

Dominic J. Sesto - 90

3/17/1926 - 3/5/2017
Lifelong Chicago Heights resident Dominic J. “Mac” Sesto, age 90. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Retired after 40 years as Executive Vice-President of Personal Finance Company. Husband for 56 years of Carolyn nee Corsino....

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